Teacher Who Failed To Register 8 KCPE Candidates Yet To Be Prosecuted.
Isiolo prosecutors have been accused of delaying the arraignment of a teacher who failed to register eight KCPE candidates.
Ndege Guyo, the headteacher of Mwangaza Primary School, was arrested a week ago for failing to register eight KCPE candidates he considered poor academic performers.
Mr Guyo has yet to be arraigned, despite the fact that investigators turned over their report to the prosecutors’ office.
The incident has sparked a rift between police and prosecutors. The former blames the latter for the delay, even though both sides keep their disagreements private, preferring not to wash their dirty linen in public.
There have been reports of alleged coercion on the part of the students’ parents. Despite having previously complained to the police and demanding legal action against the school and the headteacher, one of them wrote to senior administrators requesting that the matter be dropped.
Two days after his arrest, the parent claimed in a letter obtained by the Nation that there had been a misunderstanding about when his son would have taken his exams, which had been resolved.
“This serves as a notice of my withdrawal of the initial complaint against the institution and the headteacher,” the parent said, adding that he was okay with the pupil sitting the exam in October.
The parent stated that the decision was made after consultations with the child, family members, and other stakeholders not mentioned in the letter.
Earlier this week, Isiolo County Commissioner Geoffrey Omoding assured the public that the suspect would be arraigned, but later told journalists that the file was still pending at the prosecutor’s office.
“We are waiting for the go-ahead from the ODPP (Office of the Directors of Public Prosecutions) to present the teacher to court. Investigations were completed and file forwarded for action by ODPP,” he said.
County Criminal Investigations Director Betty Chepng’eno confirmed on Thursday that a report was forwarded to the ODPP last week but that it had not been responded to.
A disgruntled senior government official told the Nation that he intended to escalate the situation to Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji.
“There are deliberate efforts to delay the matter and we are considering raising the matter with the DPP,” the officer said.
The officer also mentioned that senior security officers were concerned that remaining silent on the matter would implicate the bosses in the delay.
The Nation states that the Kinna Secondary School principal, a supervisor, and four invigilators who were arrested recently for KCSE exam malpractice were not charged because the ODPP had not approved their arraignment.
Mr Naulikha declined to say when the teacher is expected to be arraigned and avoided questions from journalists about the delays.
Teacher Who Failed To Register 8 KCPE Candidates Yet To Be Prosecuted